1. What are your thoughts about this observation? – The quality of our relationships equals the quality of our lives.
  2. Paul wrote in Romans 12.18, “If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.” What do we know about Paul that helps us put this verse in context?
  3. How important is peace to you? Perhaps a different way to think about that – What is your conflict tolerance level?
  4. Think about people in your life now or in the past when you attempted to make peace, but it didn’t work out. What, if anything, do you think you could have done differently? What do you wish they had done differently?
  5. Think about your close relationships. In what ways is empathy an important part of maintaining peace? What do you need to do differently when conflicts arise?
  6. Closing thought – What’s the difference between fighting for something and fighting about something? How does that play out in your daily life?